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Monday, December 16, 2013

HOW TO ACHIEVE GREAT THINGS


Future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney
Don't mistake activity with achievement.
- John Wooden
If you can't do great things, do small things in a great way.

- Napoleon Hill

Monday, December 9, 2013

THE BEST ANTIDOTE TO CONFUSION

 Different emotions like love, friendship, hatred, etc., control human beings at different times. 
According to the great psychiatrist and Transaction Analyst Eric Berne, our personality consists of Parent, Adult, and Child ego states. Many a time we are controlled by Child ego state. We enjoy childlike activities. When we are controlled by Parent ego state, we repent for some of the acts done by us in Child ego state. Sometimes we are in Adult ego state and take rational decisions with an open mind.
Our mind is a best audio-video recorder. It continuously records everything, we see or hear. During our childhood, our different parent figures give us different instructions such as
Work Hard.
Never touch wine.
The profession of Business is right.
The occupation of Service is good. 
Honesty is the best policy. etc.,
Our mind remembers these instructions. The tapes reproduce Parent figure's instructions at appropriate times. Often our different parent figures give us conflicting instructions. So our brain reproduces conflicting voices creating confusion. Our father might have taught us to be courageous and take a risk. Our mother might have taught us not to put ourselves in trouble. The Child in us might be wanting to enjoy life at some parent figure cost. So when we want to start some big project. We would like to be courageous like our father at the moment. At another moment we would be afraid and shun taking any risk as taught by our mother. The teachings of other parent figures such as grandparents, uncles, teachers, etc., may also come to our mind. Yet at another moment we may think our parents have left a significant legacy so we should enjoy life like a Child. So different thoughts come to our mind, and we become confused.


The best antidote to the confusion is to write all our thoughts on paper & rationally decide which thought best suits us. We may also take the help of our friends in Adult ego state in making right decisions. Once a decision is taken after doing due diligence, we must stick to our decision through thick & thin. We must realize at this juncture that no decision can be perfect but if we stick to a well thought rational decision, results will always be above par & there will be no room for confusion too.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

MAKE PLANS TIMEBOUND

My friends often tell me about their big plans, but they have no time frame to execute their cherished plans.
 An age old proverb says, "Any time means no time." So most of their plans are never executed. 

If one is serious about making one's plans successful, he must ensure to work daily and consistently to achieve his goals. He must also create a roadmap with time tags attached to it & work hard to travel on the road to success. Only then it can be called plan. Otherwise, it will be called nothing but daydream.

"TimeBound." is one of the passwords made by my son Adwitiya to imbibe upon his subconscious mind indelibly about the necessity of time-bound plans

Saturday, December 7, 2013

KEEP AWAY FROM ALLURING DISCOUNT SALES

 I often solved following kind of questions in my student life.

 A trader purchased a shirt for eighty rupees. What price tag will he put on the shirt to earn 25% profit after giving 50% discount?

Discount sales are often organized to bluff us. A large number of companies and shops offer discounts round the year to offload old goods. We often buy things prematurely and in bulk after getting caught in alluring discount sales.
 These purchases upset our budget.
A car salesman approaches a potential customer and informs him with urgency," Sir, our car manufacturing company is giving massive discount this December. Don't miss this great opportunity." Many prospective customers jump on the bandwagon without giving a second thought.
  To take advantage of so-called discount sales, we often buy four trousers instead of one. This purchase upsets our whole month budget. 
Many times we visit a fixed price shop and discover that goods, being sold there, are cheaper than the cost offered in discount sales after giving a hefty discount.
Please ponder, which businessman will be so much benevolent to give actual huge discounts on his merchandise. If he does it in the real sense, will he survive financially?
 Don't purchase even dirt cheap commodities in discount sales, if you don't require it shortly, any money spent on a useless thing is a pure waste.